Skamokawa Swamp Opera to perform in Naselle


January 12, 2023

Skamokawa Swamp Opera will perform a concert in Naselle. Courtesy photo.

The Naselle Community Center and Finnish American Folk festival presents "The Skamokawa Swamp Opera," a folk band made up of Wahkiakum County musicians. The concert will be held Sunday, January 22, 3 p.m., at the Naselle Community Center, 14 Parpala Road, Naselle. The cost will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Refreshments will be provided downstairs after the concert. CD's will also be on hand for purchase.

The Skamokawa Swamp Opera was founded in 2013. The Naselle show will feature songs by and about the people of the lower Columbia River region, including many original works. They will also showcase innovative arrangements of songs by other local songwriters including Mary Garvey and Kerrie McNally.

The band features Andrew Emlen on cello, guitar, mandocello, banjo, and vocals; Kyleen Austin on guitar and vocals; Erik Friend on percussion, mandolin, and vocals; and Wren Hendricks on guitar and vocals. This band is known for their vocal harmonies and unique arrangements for guitar, cello, banjo, mandolin, percussion and voice. They have been featured in multiple Finnish American Folk Festivals as well as other festivals.

For more information visit the Naselle Finn Fest Facebook page or call 360-484-3602.


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